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Our Insights & News page is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the latest trends in MEP design and services. We regularly publish articles on a variety of topics, including new technologies, trends, regulations, and best practices. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your MEP projects.

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Moisture Control in Hot and Humid Climates

In this paper, we review the causes of moisture control problems in buildings in hot and humid climates, discuss best...

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Life Cycle Cost of Smaller, Higher Efficiency Packaged Rooftop Units

Purchase of smaller rooftop units can be one of the bigger expenses on a project. When comparing rooftop equipment options...

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New Requirements in the 2022 California Title 24 for Retail Spaces

On January 1, 2023, the California 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (BEES) become effective, replacing the 2019...

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Is Sewer Gas Giving Your Customers the Wrong Impression?

We’ve all been there. You walk into a public restroom and immediately wonder if one of the toilets is overflowing. After a...

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Comparing Vestibule and Air Curtain Selection for Commercial Buildings

Dialectic offers commercial building owners and users a tool for comparing vestibules and air curtains to determine the best...

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Lighting Controls An Introduction and Review

When designing the lighting for a space, there is always a debate concerning what lighting control system is best, and a...

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MEP Design and Execution Assurance Services

There are many ways a mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) consulting engineering firm can provide value. MEP...

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The High Energy Costs of NOT Conserving Water

Conserving Energy by Conserving Water?

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Commercial Kitchen Ventilation (CKV) Design and Recent Innovations and Developments in the Industry

Commercial kitchen ventilation (CKV) can encompass everything from a small stand-alone kitchen hood in a mom and pop...

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Retail Effects of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016

BackgroundANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2016 – Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings replaces the 2013...

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